Ana Bocanegra-Valle attended the 1st International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse (CAAD) held at the Technical University of Valencia from 22 to 24 Nov. 2017. The title of her oral presentation was “Researching academic genres and discourse with qualitative data analysis software tools”. In her talk, Ana introduced the capabilities of Atlas.ti and NVivo and explored their advantages for analysing non-numerical data in the language-, genre- and discourse-related studies featuring in academic settings. She then discussed some relevant studies in the field of English for specific and academic purposes published in renowned journals that had employed these software tools. Her analysis revealed that the qualitative data analysis of academic genre and discourse corpora can be efficiently supported by computer-aided tools.